Vendor: Cisco
Mode: On Demand Digital
Level: Professional
Exam: NA
Exam at your place: NA
Duration: Self Paced
Language: English

SKU: IBNTRN-DL Categories: , ,

Course Price

CHF 1'500.00

(excl. VAT)

Discount available for multiple students and dedicated classes.

What you’ll learn

The Transforming to a Cisco Intent-Based Network (IBNTRN) course provides a comprehensive understanding of how Cisco® SD-Access functionality aligns with Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA™). This course combines theoretical lessons with hands-on learning experiences, allowing participants to gain practical skills in operating, managing, and integrating Cisco Catalyst Center, programmable network infrastructure, and the fundamentals of Cisco SD-Access.

Throughout the training, you will explore how Cisco implements intent-based networking across diverse areas such as the campus, branch, WAN, and extended enterprise. The course focuses on ensuring that your network operates in alignment with its intended objectives, emphasizing the practical application of intent-based networking principles.

Technology areas

  • Networking

Who should enroll

  • Channel partners and resellers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Sales engineers
  • System engineers
  • Technical architects
  • Technical support personnel

Training overview


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the Cisco Digital Network Architecture solution by describing the vision, strategy, general concepts, and components.
  • Describe the Catalyst Center design application, hierarchical network design, and basic network settings, and describe the integration of Catalyst Center with Cisco Identity Services Engine (Cisco ISE) for Automation and Assurance.
  • Describe the Catalyst Center Inventory and the available mechanisms for discovering and adding network devices, and explore the device compatibility with Catalyst Center and SD-Access.
  • Describe the Catalyst Center automation features such as configuration templates, software image maintenance, and Plug and Play (PnP) device onboarding.
  • Explore the Catalyst Center user interface, the available workflows for onboarding devices, and how to design and manage a network.
  • Introduce Cisco SD-Access, describe the different node types in the fabric and the two-level segmentation provided by the solution, and take a deep dive into the control and data plane protocols used in Cisco SD-Access.
  • Describe the Catalyst Center workflow for deploying Cisco SD-Access, defining all the prerequisite network settings and profiles, defining the required policies, creating fabric domains and sites, and provisioning fabric nodes.
  • Create and manage fabric domains and sites, provision fabric devices, and onboard your endpoints in a single site or distributed fabric campus network.
  • Describe the features available for automating and monitoring wireless networks with Catalyst Center, and describe the available deployment models with their benefits and limitations, such as wireless Over-the-Top (OTT) and SD-Access Wireless.
  • Describe the Cisco SD-Access Extension for IoT solution, its architecture and components, and the benefits and limitations of the solution
  • Describe the use cases and migration scenarios for migrating users from traditional campus to SD


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge:

  • Understanding of network routing and switching principles equivalent to a CCNP® Enterprise level
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Wireless Network technologies
  • Experience with Cisco ISE, 802.1x, and Cisco TrustSec
  • Understanding of segmentation technologies such as VLANs and Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  • Basic understanding of overlay technologies such as Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Basic understanding of Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP)

Recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:


  • Introducing Cisco DNA Architecture
  • Cisco Catalyst Center Design
  • Cisco Catalyst Center Inventory
  • Cisco Catalyst Center Automation
  • Explore Catalyst Center and Automating Network Changes
  • Introducing Cisco Software-Defined Access
  • Deploying Cisco Software-Defined Access
  • Deploy Wired Fabric Networks with Catalyst Center
  • Cisco SD-Access for Wireless
  • Cisco SD-Access Extension for IoT
  • Deploy Brownfield and Fabric Wireless Network with Catalyst Center
  • Migrating to Cisco SD-Access
  • Cisco SD-Access Multicast
  • Integrating Catalyst Center
  • Deploy SD-Access Layer 2 Borders and Multicast and Integrate Catalyst Center with External Services or Applications
  • Understanding Programmable Network Infrastructure
  • Operating and Managing Cisco DNA Infrastructure
  • Test Drive Catalyst Center APIs

Lab exercises

  • Explore Catalyst Center and Automate Network Changes
  • Deploy Wired Fabric Networks with Catalyst Center
  • Deploy Brownfield and Fabric Wireless Network with Catalyst Center
  • Deploy SD-Access Layer 2 Borders and Multicast and Integrate Catalyst Center with External Services or Applications
  • Test Drive Catalyst Center APIs

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